Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week in Review - 3/26

I realized something this week.

You know how they say not to go out too fast during a race? That you run the risk of running out of steam if you do? Well, I feel that's what happened to me both in February and March. I'll go into it more during my March Recap later this week, but let's just say this past week was a tough one.

I'm talking zero motivation. To workout. To be active on social media or blogging. To do just about anything other than go to work and veg when I get home. Ugh.

Week in Review - 03/26/17

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week in Review - 3/19

All's well that ends well, right?! I had a great weekend, including a fun, outside my comfort zone, hike. There were a couple days during the week of low motivation and a couple skipped workouts, but I'm OK with that.

Week in Review - 03/19/17

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

First Creek Trail

This past weekend, Jeff and I ventured out to discover a new trail!

Our intention was to do a trail inside Red Rock National Conservation Area, but we got a late start and by the time we got there, the entrance into the park was closed. We assume it was because all the parking lots were full. It was a GORGEOUS day, after all.

Instead, we headed to First Creek Trail. It's just over 4 miles farther down Hwy 159 from the entrance to the park. All of the parking lots along the highway were pretty crowded, but we easily found a spot at the First Creek Trailhead lot.

This trail is marked Easy, according to the sign at the trailhead, or Easy-Moderate, according to the Red Rock Canyon visitor's guide. The sign at the entrance also says it is a trail system, which is pretty evident when you enter the trail and find a few different options of paths to choose.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week in Review - 3/12

Can't complain about this past week at all. My workouts were on point, and we squeezed in a bit of active fun as well.

Week in Review - 03/12/17

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week in Review - 3/05

Happy Sunday! Who doesn't love Sundays?! It's a great time to reflect on the past week and make plans for the next one.

If you stopped by for our coffee date yesterday, you'll know that I've decided to give up on my ultra training. I think I'll write a future post on all the reasons why, but it really boiled down to being too much too quickly. I'm pretty much OK with the decision. 😥

But you'll see that my plan for this past week wasn't at all what I ended up doing. LOL.

Week in Review - 03/05/17

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ultimate Coffee Date - March 2017

I missed our coffee date last month, and that made me sad, so I decided I wouldn't miss out again this month!

If we were having coffee today, I'd tell you that I've decided to forego my goal of running a 55k at the beginning of April. I probably wouldn't want to go into too many details about it. It's kinda fresh. But let's just say that other goals are taking a priority and with my knee acting up, I don't want to push it too hard and risk more serious injury.

I'd tell you that I spent some time this morning writing out a workout plan for March. My plan is to really focus on Core and other strength and/or endurance workouts, so that I can get stronger for that possible Grand Canyon hike. I'll only be running 2-3 days a week, with some hiking or biking thrown in. I'm also going to start a 30 Days of Yoga for Beginners playlist on YouTube. I was very specific with exact videos/workouts I want to do, so I won't need to waste any time figuring out what to do each day. It's a pretty solid plan with working out or running in the mornings and yoga in the evenings. I'm hoping that Jeff will do the yoga with me (or at least some stretching while I do the yoga) in the evenings. I don't normally do 2 workouts in one day, but I'm tired of being so lazy in the evenings.

If we were having coffee today, I'd remind you that I'm so excited to be an aunt again. The last time I became an aunt was in 2002! My two youngest brothers each welcomed a baby boy at the end of February. I would definitely show you pictures that my brothers and their fiancées have shared on Facebook.

If we were having coffee today, I'd tell you that I got to have lunch with a former co-worker yesterday! It was so much fun, plus I got to hold her little 6-month old. She's adorable! I'd also tell you that we got to talking and totally spaced snapping any pictures. I hadn't seen her in probably 9 months, so hopefully it won't be quite as long before I see her again.

If we were having coffee today, I'd tell you that I've decided I really like butternut squash. We got some in a recent Bountiful Basket. I peeled it, cubed it, and then roasted it. So delish! I ate it as a side, in a smoothie, and in a salad. I'm blown away by how much I like it. I really don't remember liking it this much. LOL.

Time to get going...

Oh, one last thing! I'd tell you that Jeff and I are heading out for a bike ride this afternoon. We haven't gotten in the saddle for MONTHS! I'm excited to get out there. Plus, it's gorgeous outside right now, and I don't want to stay cooped up inside all day long!!

Have you ever set out with a BHAG - only to re-evaluate and change your goal in the middle?
If we were having coffee, what would you want to tell me?

Be sure to head over to Got 2 Run 4 Me or Confessions of a Mother Runner and catch up with everyone else!

Until next month...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

February Report Card

Wow! How is it that the shortest month of the year always seems to drag on and on? I'm almost ready to declare it one of my least favorite months of the year. Thankfully, it's now March. Whoo hoo.

Since it was such a short month, apparently I needed a couple extra days before doing my monthly report card and check in on my 2017 Goals. 😉

February Report Card